Violence Against Women in Election

Bangladesh Gender and Election Assessment project assessed key electoral integrity issues in Bangladesh during election. The program focuses primarily on Violence Against Women in Elections (VAWE), as well as electoral integrity challenges including broader electoral violence, the ability of parties/candidates to campaign freely and how candidates/parties engage voters in the campaign among others.

Bangladesh Gender and Election Assessment is being implemented by IID in partnership with the National Democratic Institute (NDI).

News on VAWE

About the survey

Violence Against Women in Elections (VAWE) can be any act of violence that is unduly directed at  someone because of the gender and that seeks to influence women’s engagement in the election process.
Institute of Informatics and Development (IID) conducted a study between October 2018 and March 2019 in eight constituencies around the country to assess VAWE in Bangladesh. The study revealed a general lack of understanding and recognition of violence.

Obstacles to voter registration

What are the obstacles women face for voter registration?
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Finding transport to the registration center
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Hiding actual age for early marriage
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Not visiting door to door for registration

Family pressure

6 out of 9 respondents who faced family pressure are women
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male face psychological pressure
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female face psychological pressure
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casted vote
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Voting Statistics

lesser women went to cast vote

Voter awareness

women found to be more aware of generic information
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men found to be more aware of specific information
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